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hook

 
 
pronunciation:
hUk
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a curved piece that is used for holding, hanging, or pulling things. A hook is made of metal, plastic, or another hard material.
We put a hook into the wall to hold the picture.
 
definition 2: a curved metal piece with a sharp point that you use for catching fish.
Matt removed the hook from the fish's mouth.
 
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derivations: hookless (adj.), hooklike (adj.)
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